Glossary
 
     
Living with HIV/AIDS  


Unlike many viruses, which pass easily through air, water, food, and casual contact, HIV usually requires risky behaviors like sex and drug use for its transmission. People do not perform these risky behaviors in a vacuum. Instead, biological, psychological, demographic, and sociocultural factors affect both the likelihood and the consequences of these behaviors. This chapter discusses these behavioral, biological, psychological, demographic, and sociocultural risk factors for getting and giving HIV/AIDS.

 

 


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